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Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

If you've watched Stranger Things or Mindhunter or The OA or any Netflix show with 'mystery' at its core, chances are you've been recommended Dark, but scrolled right past.

Dark's high concept is almost certainly what made you scroll instead of hitting 'watch'.

"Stranger Things for adults", "Stranger Things, but German".

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But here's the thing: Dark is actually nothing like Stranger Things. In many ways Dark is the 'anti-Stranger Things'. You might even say Dark is the 'Upside Down' version of Stranger Things.

And that's precisely why you should watch it.

We may be in a Golden Age of television, but it wasn't always so shiny. Back in 2008, things were rough. The Writers Guild of America's strike had just ended, leading to a slough of bad series, reruns and reality TV. There were some decent shows, but it really wasn't until HBO debuted Game of Thrones that the tide began to turn. Now, in celebration of a decade consisting of some of the best TV we've ever seen, here are our greatest shows of the past 10 years.

Holy crap was there a lot of television this year. While we've already covered our best and worst shows of the year, there were many specific moments in these series, as well as memorable highlights from shows that didn't make it into our Top 10 list, that we'd be remiss to not highlight - or remind you of how awful they were. Steel yourselves, here comes our best and worst TV moments of 2017.

If you look up "Dad Bod" in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, or at least on its Twitter account, you'll see Stranger Things' Sheriff Jim Hopper in all his dancing glory. But actor David Harbour's loveable little paunch has since made way for a Hellboy six-pack, leaving us wondering if the next season of Stranger Things will include Hopper hitting the gym and asking the boys, "Do you even lift?" Happily, Harbour has promised the paunch will return.

Video: The mystery at the heart of Netflix's Stranger Things has only affected the small town of Hawkins, Indiana... as far as we know. But what if the Upside Down isn't just a local problem? What if the vines, tunnels and monsters were more widespread - perhaps even worldwide? An impressive fan film brings the strangeness of Stranger Things to the Roswell of Great Britain.

Lance McDonald is an Australian video game developer with a particular passion for coding in BASIC. He made an entire video game, Black Annnex, in almost pure QBASIC.

So it's safe to say he knows his stuff. But the real question here is - does Bob from Stranger Things? In that episode, in that scene - just how legit was it? Lance knows.